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The Rover Boys at School


Published January 27, 2011


LibriVox recording of The Rover Boys at School, by Arthur M. Winfield. Read by Bellona Times.

First of the famous Rover Boys books by future Hardy Boys creator Edward Stratemeyer (under the pseudonym Arthur M Winfield), this is an introduction to the fun-loving teenage Rover Brothers -- Dick, Tom & Sam. Virtual orphans, they are sent by their prudish Uncle Randolph to a military boarding school and their adventures soon begin! (Summary by BellonaTimes)

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Reviewer: Pvoelker - - July 28, 2014
Subject: The Grandpas of the Hardy Boys
The Rover Boys are three brothers that won't shy away from a prank or an adventure. This is the first book in the series and a great place to meet Tom, Sam, and Dick Rover as they attend a military boarding school.

BellonaTimes does a great job giving a voice to these 100 year old characters. Looking up Rover Boy, I found on dictionary.com that it can to used as a noun:
rover boy- "a courageous and principled person who is somewhat naïve and inexperienced."

That gives you a taste of what to expect in this boy's adventure.
Reviewer: mikezane - - March 31, 2011
Subject: Very good story
I enjoyed this story, a departure from my normal preference of sci-fi and mystery.

The Rover Boys are good natured fellows who like to get into a bit of mischief here and there. Between keeping bullies in check, and preventing evil teachers from marrying nice ladies, they have their hands full. I am looking forward to reading or listening to later books in this genre.

The reader was very expressive, did a nice job with voices, and was easy to follow and understand. A few mistakes here and there, but nothing to detract from the story. Nice job, and thank you!
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